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Don’t Let This Go Viral


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“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority”

-Benjamin Franklin

We killed the news.

When you get on the world wide web, the first place you probably go is Facebook. You check to see what your friends are doing, see if anyone liked your Facebook status, Whilst scrolling along your super exciting timeline I am sure you see plenty of articles like this:

Why Your Second Love Deserves More Credit Than Your First

Nicolas Cage joins Borat director for Osama Bin Laden comedy

And at least four articles from BuzzFeed like this

Of course this is just what people want to read now and unfortunately that is very sad. These aren’t articles, this isn’t news, and it should not be what people care about. Yet these will be shared with countless young people but no way are they tagging each other on BBC posts. Surfing the internet has become a lazy sport at best, if it can be read in simple bullet points it’s worth one minute of internet time.

  • Stop being lazy and read more
  • Being able to write a relate-able bullet point list doesn’t make you a fantastic writer
  • Your article will go viral for a few days at most, after that you are a ghost
  • Complaining about the things you don’t have should not be cool, and you should find something more interesting to write about.
  • Try harder.

There were people who were and are still laughed at because writing is a waste of time, there is no real talent in it. With the way things are written these days, who could disagree? There is no time, so effort, or skill put into some of these articles. Just the woes of few about things that don’t matter. Why not write about some amazing finds in medicine? Environmental Issues? Current Affairs?

Oh, I apologize. Am I boring you?

When to have the sex talk?


http://www.redroom.com/audio/how-have-dreaded-sex-talk

            I just listened to this on redroom.com and I have to say, I’m not sure if I agree with this one or not.

See I’m the kind of person who will always take in someone else’s opinion, and if you don’t have 6:30 to listen to it let me make it simple for you. This Kim Iverson is asking “At what age should you have ‘The Dreaded Sex Talk?'” and Gina Misiroglu says that you should ease into informing them once they start becoming aware of their bodies and noticing pregnant people. I completely respect her opinion and if it words for her fantastic.

I on the other hand live with a five year old and my opinion is a little bit different, I don’t think that the “sex talk” or even mentioning sex at that age is necessary. I personally don’t feel that my 5-year-old sister needs to know about something that I didn’t even know about until middle school. If you explain the fundamentals of sex to a child who can’t even remember to wash their hands after going potty (of to a child who still says potty instead of bathroom) you’re gambling looking like a bad parent. You know the game telephone? For those of you who don’t the game goes like this:

You say something, example: “Jonny smells like poo”

The people playing the game pass the message around as a secret

At the end of the game the message will probably sound like this “Bunny Shells with Shoes”

My point is the information you give a child about sex is probably not going to stay the same, and children like to talk about what they know, so if you were to explain to a child sex, and they explain it to a friend, (and the information gets mixed up) and said child goes home and tells their parents, this parent could A.) Be royally pissed that their child is talking about sex. or B.) Explain it the right way. Either way, some parents choose to some parents don’t. And you don’t need to be the most hated parent in town, or deemed irresponsible.

I think when children can go to the bathroom by themselves and tie their own shoes, and retain correct information and report it to someone else the way they were taught, that’s when I think it’s okay to tell your kids about sex. Until then, let them worry about coloring inside the lines.

Until next time,

Mesa Mendoza